Maternal-Fetal Medicine Specialist
Pregnancy is an exciting time in a woman’s life. Most pregnant women are uninformed about the many changes they can make in order to stay healthy and to nurture the wellbeing of their baby while still in the womb. Our office desires to provide each patient with the knowledge necessary possible to make their pregnancy a rewarding experience. Our patients will learn new facts and options on diets, exercises, and other treatments available.
DR. SUE M. PALMER is a highly qualified Maternal-Fetal Medicine Specialist. She received her general Obstetrics and Gynecology Board certification upon completion of her residency at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville. She continued on to a three year fellowship in Maternal-Fetal Medicine at UCLA - Harbor in Los Angeles, Ca., where she was certified in the sub-specialty of Maternal-Fetal Medicine. Dr. Palmer was on the teaching staff at UCLA-Harbor as an Assistant Professor in OB/GYN department until she moved to the University of Mississippi at the same academic level. Thanks to a NIH grant, Dr. Palmer was able to study the effects of maternal diabetes on fetal sheep in utero. She made her final move to Houston, Texas in 1986 to join the staff of the University of Texas Medical School where she rose to Associate Professor. A position where she established and oversaw the Women's Diabetes Clinic until she left to join Mac Gregor Medical as Vice Chairman. She worked closely with Dr. Martin Pernoll, who was a tenured Professor from Tulane University, to make improvements in implementation of preventative care in pregnancy to prove cost effectiveness to Aetna. She assisted in the development of a computerized prenatal record and establishing and accrediting a Diabetes Center. When Mac Gregor was closed in May, 2002, she established a private practice at her present location. She delivers and admits at two hospitals, Memorial Hermann(medical center location) and Park Plaza. She has remained active in the field of Ultrasound technology since her residency and is a current member of AIUM. She cares for all high risk problems during pregnancy but is best known for care of diabetic patients from pre-conception to postpartum.